CSP Signup Deadline – Friday, February 7th

The application deadline for 2014 Conservation Stewardship Program funding is this Friday! Stop in to your local NRCS office to submit your application. Last year, Iowa NRCS obligated more than $3.8 million through 381 contracts covering 175,346 acres. Check out our previous posts from January 3rd and January 7th for more details about the CSP program and how to submit an application.

If you are considering using cover crops, check out the newly updated Cover Crop Calculator developed by the Iowa Learning Farms. The new update includes average prices for six common cover crop varieties in Iowa.


Washington County farmer, Steve Berger, planting into terminated cereal rye cover crop, May 2010.

Liz Juchems

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